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Emilie Townes Archives

Divinity dean to host Chaplain’s Speaker Series Feb. 26

Feb. 21, 2014—Emilie Townes, the 16th dean of Vanderbilt’s Divinity School, will give a talk, “Does Your House Have Lions? Citizenship and Faith in Today’s World." The talk will occur Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel, as part of the Chaplain’s Speaker Series.

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Nine faculty honored with endowed chairs

Jan. 24, 2014—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Jan. 22 at the Student Life Center.

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Lilly Endowment funds planning resources for VU Divinity students

Jan. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Divinity School will develop strategies to boost the economic well-being of its future graduates, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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Vanderbilt Divinity professor awarded Yale Coffin award

Nov. 12, 2013—The Rev. Donald Beisswenger, a retired Vanderbilt Divinity School professor known for his civil rights advocacy and deep concern for others, has been awarded the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice.

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Arcus grant bridges Vanderbilt Divinity classroom and community

Nov. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt University Divinity School students will work with religious and community service organizations to develop resources on issues surrounding religious beliefs and sexual orientation, thanks to a new grant from the Arcus Foundation, with support from the Carpenter Foundation.

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Vanderbilt professor awarded Roland H. Bainton Book Prize

Oct. 24, 2013—Paul C.H. Lim, a Vanderbilt University religious historian, has received the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England.

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Community Breakfast with Dean Emilie Townes

Oct. 8, 2013—Watch the Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast with Dean Emilie Townes, filmed September 24, 2013. To learn more about Vanderbilt, visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu.

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Townes: VDS positioned to be world divinity school

Oct. 4, 2013—New dean Emilie M. Townes Townes said she was drawn to Vanderbilt Divinity School because of its commitment to helping clergy and laity re-envision ministry to meet the needs of our times.

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New University Faculty 2013-14

Oct. 4, 2013—See a complete list of new university faculty for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Meet the new dean at Vanderbilt Divinity Community Breakfast

Sep. 19, 2013—The divinity school's first community breakfast for the new school year will be a Sept. 24 open forum with its new dean, the Rev. Emilie M. Townes.

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Politics of Health Conference is Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 9, 2013—The Politics of Health Conference Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt is a free event that will speak to the scale, urgency and intimacy of health as a critical American economic and political issue.

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Emilie Townes installed as Divinity School’s 16th dean

Aug. 26, 2013—Emilie M. Townes was installed Aug. 23 at Benton Chapel as the Vanderbilt Divinity School's 16th dean.

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